The irony of the question “When does the season end in Zermatt?” is that, technically, it never does.
You can ski in Zermatt 365 days a year. However, many lifts will close from 21 April – notionally the ‘end’ of the 2023/24 winter season.
In fact, April skiing can be among the best times of the year to ski in Zermatt. This wonderful Swiss resort offers the highest lift and the highest ski area in Europe, with piste skiing from the top of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise 3G cable car at Klein Matterhorn (3883m).
April Snow Record
Spring can be a great time to go skiing in Zermatt. The days are typically longer and warmer but you can still enjoy fresh powder snow days in April.
Depending on the conditions, you can often ski on Europe’s longest run of 25km all the way from the Kleinmatterhorn (3883m) to the village (1608m) – a mighty 2275m vertical drop.
According to sno.co.uk, Zermatt has historically had average snow depth of 238cm at the top and 128cm at the bottom of the ski area during April.
Is Zermatt open in April?
From 22 April, the majority of the ski lifts will be closed, including the Sunnegga/Blauherd/Rothorn sector and Hottalli and Furi-Riffelberg.
However, the Zermatt-Furi-Schwarzsee-Trocknersteg links to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise will remain open. The link to Cervinia will remain open until 05 May.
How late in the season can you ski in Zermatt?
You can ski the full ski area (subject to snow conditions) until 21 April, but you can keep skiing in Zermatt not just into May, but all the way through summer, into the autumn and then into winter again.
Book Accommodation in Zermatt
If you’d like to find accommodation in Zermatt and enjoy some late season or even summer skiing, then please contact the Matterhorn Chalets team on +41 79 247 15 88